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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114425/relationships-between-initial-probing-depth-and-changes-in-the-clinical-parameters-following-non-surgical-periodontal-treatment-in-chronic-periodontitis
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Suleyman Emre Meseli, Bahar Kuru, Leyla Kuru
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between initial probing depth (IPD) and changes in clinical parameters following non-surgical periodontal treatment (NPT) in chronic periodontitis patients. Subjects and Methods: A total of 1672 periodontal pockets having 3mm≤IPD≤9mm of depth in 15 chronic periodontitis patients were included. NPT consisting of oral hygiene instructions, scaling and root planing was applied in two sessions. Probing depth (PD), clinical attachment level, gingival recessions (GR) were measured before and eight weeks after treatment...
2017: J Istanb Univ Fac Dent
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107031/prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-study-on-focal-therapy-hemiablation-of-the-prostate-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu
#2
Roman Ganzer, Boris Hadaschik, Sascha Pahernik, Daniel Koch, Daniel Baumunk, Timur Kuru, Axel Heidenreich, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Martin Schostak, Andreas Blana
PURPOSE: To evaluate Focal therapy (FT) by means of high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) hemiablation in a prospective trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective multicentre single arm study in patients with unilateral low/intermediate risk PC, treated from April 2013 through March 2016 in Germany (AUO study protocol AP 68/11). Unilateral PC was assessed by transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). Hemiablation was performed with the Ablatherm or Focal One device...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105545/electron-microscopic-and-confocal-laser-microscopy-analysis-of-amyloid-plaques-in-chronic-wasting-disease-transmitted-to-transgenic-mice
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Beata Sikorska, Agata Gajos, Andrzej Bogucki, Emil Zielonka Christina Sigurdson, Pawel P Liberski
We report here on the ultrastructure of amyloid plaques in chronic wasting disease (CWD) transmitted to Tg20 transgenic mice overexpressing prion protein (PrP(c)). We identified three main types of amyloid deposits in mCWD: large amyloid deposits, unicentric plaques similar to kuru plaques in human prion diseases and multicentric plaques reminiscent of plaques typical of GSS. The most unique type of plaques were large subpial amyloid deposits. They were composed of large areas of amyloid fibrils but did not form "star-like" appearances of unicentric plaques...
November 6, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055817/retroperitoneal-nodal-metastasis-in-primary-adult-type-granulosa-cell-tumor-of-the-ovary-can-routine-lymphadenectomy-be-omitted
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Oguzhan Kuru, Gokhan Boyraz, Hasan Uckan, Anıl Erturk, Murat Gultekin, Nejat Ozgul, Coskun Salman, Kunter Yuce
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis among patients with primary adult type granulosa cell tumor (AGCT) of the ovary. STUDY DESIGN: Between January 1982 and February 2017, patients with a pathological diagnosis of AGCT were identified. Clinical and pathological data were obtained from database records. RESULTS: A total of 151 patients with primary AGCT were identified with a mean age of 47.8 years (range, 17-91 years)...
October 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026882/efficient-measurement-and-factorization-of-high-order-drug-interactions-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#5
Murat Cokol, Nurdan Kuru, Ece Bicak, Jonah Larkins-Ford, Bree B Aldridge
Combinations of three or more drugs are used to treat many diseases, including tuberculosis. Thus, it is important to understand how synergistic or antagonistic drug interactions affect the efficacy of combination therapies. However, our understanding of high-order drug interactions is limited because of the lack of both efficient measurement methods and theoretical framework for analysis and interpretation. We developed an efficient experimental sampling and scoring method [diagonal measurement of n-way drug interactions (DiaMOND)] to measure drug interactions for combinations of any number of drugs...
October 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989665/full-color-palette-of-fluorescent-d-amino-acids-for-in-situ-labeling-of-bacterial-cell-walls
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Yen-Pang Hsu, Jonathan Rittichier, Erkin Kuru, Jacob Yablonowski, Erick Pasciak, Srinivas Tekkam, Edward Hall, Brennan Murphy, Timothy K Lee, Ethan C Garner, Kerwyn Casey Huang, Yves V Brun, Michael S VanNieuwenhze
Fluorescent d-amino acids (FDAAs) enable efficient in situ labeling of peptidoglycan in diverse bacterial species. Conducted by enzymes involved in peptidoglycan biosynthesis, FDAA labeling allows specific probing of cell wall formation/remodeling activity, bacterial growth and cell morphology. Their broad application and high biocompatibility have made FDAAs an important and effective tool for studies of peptidoglycan synthesis and dynamics, which, in turn, has created a demand for the development of new FDAA probes...
September 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987186/prion-diseases
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James W Ironside, Diane L Ritchie, Mark W Head
The human prion diseases comprise Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, variably protease-sensitive prionopathy, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, fatal familial insomnia, and kuru. Each is a uniformly fatal rare neurodegenerative disease in which conformational changes in the prion protein are thought to be the central pathophysiologic event. The majority of cases of human prion diseases occur worldwide in the form of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and a minority of around 10-15% are associated with mutations of the prion protein gene, termed PRNP, in the forms of genetic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, and fatal familial insomnia...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974693/fluorescent-d-amino-acids-reveal-bi-cellular-cell-wall-modifications-important-for-bdellovibrio-bacteriovorus-predation
#8
Erkin Kuru, Carey Lambert, Jonathan Rittichier, Rob Till, Adrien Ducret, Adeline Derouaux, Joe Gray, Jacob Biboy, Waldemar Vollmer, Michael VanNieuwenhze, Yves V Brun, R Elizabeth Sockett
Modification of essential bacterial peptidoglycan (PG)-containing cell walls can lead to antibiotic resistance; for example, β-lactam resistance by L,D-transpeptidase activities. Predatory Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are naturally antibacterial and combat infections by traversing, modifying and finally destroying walls of Gram-negative prey bacteria, modifying their own PG as they grow inside prey. Historically, these multi-enzymatic processes on two similar PG walls have proved challenging to elucidate. Here, with a PG-labelling approach utilizing timed pulses of multiple fluorescent D-amino acids, we illuminate dynamic changes that predator and prey walls go through during the different phases of bacteria:bacteria invasion...
October 3, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971033/acute-hypophysitis-secondary-to-nivolumab-immunotherapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
#9
Sugabramya Kuru, Nazia Khan, Hamid Shaaban
The treatment for melanoma is challenging because of its nature of being refractory particularly in metastatic stages. Treatment options include surgical resection of the lesion, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Immunotherapy such as anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 and anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) are increasingly being used in the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma. Nivolumab is a PD-1 inhibitor used for the treatment of malignant melanoma. In our case, an 83-year-old patient presented with enlarged inguinal lymphadenopathy 2 years after curative surgical resection of her toes secondary to melanoma...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968232/the-effect-of-kinesio%C3%A2-taping-on-pain-functionality-mobility-and-endurance-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
#10
Fahri Köroğlu, Tuğba Kuru Çolak, M Gülden Polat
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is one of the most important causes of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Kinesio® taping on pain, functionality, mobility and endurance in chronic low back pain treatment. METHODS: Patients with chronic low back pain were randomly divided into three groups. Therapeutic ultrasound, hot packs, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation were applied to each group for ten sessions during two weeks, and therapeutic exercises were applied in the clinic under physiotherapist supervision starting from the sixth session...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963736/expression-of-gnrh-receptor-in-the-canine-corpus-luteum-and-luteal-function-following-deslorelin-acetate-induced-puberty-delay
#11
D Kaya, A Gram, M P Kowalewski, S Schäfer-Somi, M Kuru, A Boos, S Aslan
The goals of this study were as follows: (Experiment 1) to examine the basic capability of canine corpora lutea (CL) to respond to GnRH by assessing expression of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRH-R) in luteal samples collected throughout the luteal lifespan from non-pregnant dogs, and (Experiment 2) to investigate the effects of pre-pubertal application of the GnRH agonist deslorelin acetate on luteal function following the first oestrus. Mature CL were collected during the mid-luteal phase (days 30-45) from treated and control bitches...
September 30, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954975/screening-of-autoantibodies-associated-with-necrotizing-myopathy-among-undiagnosed-chronic-myopathy
#12
Satoshi Kuru, Shigeaki Suzuki, Katsuhisa Ogata, Michio Kobayashi, Chiho Ishida, Chigusa Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Matsumura
We screened anti-signal recognition particle (SRP) and anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) antibodies among 42 patients who had undiagnosed chronic myopathy from six national hospitals. Anti-SRP and anti-HMGCR antibodies were determined by RNA immuneprecipitation and enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay (ELISA), respectively. We identified two patients with anti-SRP antibodies (4.7%) and, two with anti-HMGCR antibodies (4.7%). Both of anti-SRP-positive patients showed dysphagia with a high level of creatine kinase...
October 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951268/acute-bilateral-foot-drop-as-a-presenting-symptom-of-hemorrhagic-synovial-cyst-of-the-lumbar-spine
#13
Ali Börekci, Pınar Kuru Bektaşoğlu, Bora Gürer, Erhan Çelikoğlu
Acute bilateral foot drop is a rare clinical presentation. A 77-year-old male presented with acute bilateral weakness of the foot and ankle dorsiflexion. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine revealed ligamentum flavum hypertrophy as well as a mass lesion that appeared hyperintense on T1-weighted images and hypointense on T2-weighted images. Emergent decompressive laminectomy and hemorrhagic synovial cyst excision were performed. Histopathological examination of the tissue revealed a synovial cyst with hemorrhage...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945489/management-of-the-axilla-in-t1-2-breast-cancer-patients-with-macrometastatic-sentinel-node-involvement-who-underwent-breast-conserving-therapy
#14
Bekir Kuru, Savas Yuruker, Yurdanur Sullu, Bilge Gursel, Necati Ozen
PURPOSE: The aims of our study were to determine the incidence of axillary recurrence and arm morbidity in T1-2 invasive breast cancer patients with macrometastases on the sentinel lymph node (SLN) who underwent breast-conserving therapy (BCT), with or without axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). METHODS: One hundred and nine T1-2 invasive breast cancer patients with macrometastases on the SLN who underwent BCT in our institution were included in the study. Patients with 1-2 positive SLN and without extra nodal extension (ENE) on the SLN did not undergo ALND (SLN-only group) and patients with ENE or patients who had >2 metastatic nodes underwent level I, II ALND (ALND group)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940760/acquired-progressive-lymphangioma-case-report-with-partial-response-to-imiquimod-5-cream
#15
Andac Salman, Gonca Sarac, Burce Can Kuru, Leyla Cinel, Ayse Deniz Yucelten, Tulin Ergun
Acquired progressive lymphangioma (APL), or benign lymphangioendothelioma, is an unusual entity derived from vascular structures. Clinically and histopathologically it may resemble Kaposi's sarcoma and well-differentiated angiosarcoma, causing a diagnostic problem. We report an individual with APL initially diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma who underwent unnecessary laboratory testing. Imiquimod 5% cream stopped the progression of the lesion. Awareness of this rare entity may prevent patients from undergoing excessive testing...
September 21, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929834/the-association-between-serological-markers-of-celiac-disease-and-idiopathic-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
#16
Esma Sarikaya, Aytekin Tokmak, Rifat Taner Aksoy, Meryem Kuru Pekcan, Murat Alisik, Afra Alkan
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome, uterine anomalies, and chromosomal aberrations are identifiable causes of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Herein, our aim is to investigate the relationship between celiac disease (CD) specific antitransglutaminase antibodies (ATA) and unexplained RPL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross sectional case-control study conducted on 86 women (45 RPL and 41 controls) in a tertiary level maternity hospital. Elisa kit was used to determine ATA IgA and IgG levels...
October 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914592/effect-of-topically-applied-hyaluronic-acid-on-pain-and-palatal-epithelial-wound-healing-an-examiner-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#17
Selin Yıldırım, Hafize Öztürk Özener, Başak Doğan, Bahar Kuru
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of two different concentrations of topical hyaluronic-acid on post-operative patient discomfort and wound healing of palatal donor sites following free gingival graft (FGG) surgery. METHODS: Thirty-six patients requiring FGG were randomly assigned into three groups in an examiner-blind, randomized-controlled clinical trial. After harvesting palatal grafts, 0.2% and 0.8% hyaluronic-acid gels were used in the test-1 and -2 groups, respectively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905103/influence-of-the-mif-polymorphism-173g%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-on-turkish-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis
#18
A Z Ozsoy, N Karakus, S Tural, S Yigit, N Kara, G Alayli, M K Tumer, O Kuru
BACKGROUND: MIF, a proinflammatory cytokine, contributes to the pathogenesis of acute, chronic, and autoimmune inflammatory disorders and balances the suppressive effect of glucocorticoids on the immune system. There is an interaction between bone metabolism and the immune system via the production of cytokines. We aimed to analyze the relationship between the MIF gene -173G > C promoter polymorphism and osteoporosis. METHODS: In this case-control study performed in a university hospital, 286 samples (136 women with osteoporosis and 150 healthy age-matched controls) participated...
September 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866783/what-is-the-impact-of-stromal-microinvasion-on-oncologic-outcomes-in-borderline-ovarian-tumors-a-multicenter-case-control-study
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Gokhan Boyraz, Mehmet Coskun Salman, Murat Gultekin, Nazlı Topfedaisi Ozkan, Hasan H Uckan, Kemal Gungorduk, Varol Gulseren, Hulya Ayik, Tayfun Toptas, Oguzhan Kuru, Hamdullah Sozen, Anıl Erturk, Nejat Ozgul, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanlı, Muzaffer Sanci, Taner Turan, Tayfun Gungor, Tayup Simsek, Samet Topuz, Kunter Yuce
PURPOSE: To investigate clinicopathological characteristics and oncological outcome of women with microinvasive BOTs. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter case-control study was conducted on 902 patients with BOT, who underwent surgery from January 2002 to December 2015 at six participating gynecologic oncology centers from Turkey. Among 902 patients, 69 had microinvasive BOT. For every patient with microinvasive BOT, two controls were randomly selected from another database based on decade of age and stage of disease at diagnosis...
November 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862488/some-lectin-binding-properties-of-the-tongue-of-the-mole-rat-nannospalax-xanthodon
#20
N Kuru, K Cinar, E Demirbag, R Ilgun
We investigated carbohydrate residues on the epithelial surface, in the epithelial cells and in gland cells of the tongue of the mole rat using histochemical methods. We used horseradish peroxidase-conjugated lectins from Helix pomatia (HPA), Arachishypogaea (PNA), Ulexeuropaeus (UEA I), Canavaliaensiformis (Con A). The most intense reactivity was observed in the keratin layer with HPA, UEA I and Con A, and in the epithelial cells with UEA I and Con A. In the glands, we found strong reactivity in serous cells with HPA and Con A, and in mucous cells with HPA and UEA I...
September 1, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
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